Monday, January 19, 2015

San Francisco Political Events - Tom Ammiano meeting has been cancelled.

*Tom Ammiano meeting for Thursday,  January 22, 2015 has been cancelled (Ammiano is sick).  Meeting will be reset for another evening. 

Martin Luther King  Jr. - June 30, 1964, Cow Palace
San Francisco. - Interfaith Civil Rights Rally
Photographer - George Conklin

Change of Venue and Time: D5Action - Wednesday, January 21, 2015:
D5 Action 
When:  January 21, 2015 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m.
Where:  1330 Fillmore Street between Ellis and Eddy, San Francisco (former Yoshi's Screening Room)
What:  Joint meeting with Fillmore Neighbors leaders. Steps for Organizing and Outreach.

Correction:  Upper Noe Neighbors meeting is Wednesday, January 21, 2015 not Tuesday, January 20, 2015 (I posted twice by mistake - sorry for the confusion)

January 19, 2015 - Monday

Martin Luther King Day

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration at Yerba Buena - Parade and Festival
When: January 19, 2015 - Monday
11:00 a.m.
Where:  Yerba Buena  Gardens,   Mission and Yerba Buena Lane, San Francisco
What:  Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with an MLK Day festival, march and parade around Yerba Buena Gardens.  

Middle Polk Neighborhood Association - Assemblyman David Chiu
When:  January 19, 2015 - Monday
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where:  St. Paulus Lutheran Church, 1541 Polk Street, San Francisco
What:  Monthly meeting.  Main speaker - State Assemblymember David Chiu. He will be discussing how he can help the neighborhood, District and the City in his newly elected role.

January 20, 2015 - Tuesday

San Francisco Gray Panthers
When:  January 20, 2015 - Tuesday
12:30 p.m.
Where: Unitarian Center, Fireside Room, 1187 Franklin Street, San Francisco
What:  San Francisco Gray Panthers 2015 Planning Meeting.  Bring ideas, concerns.

SPUR - Central SoMa:  New ideas from a Community Process
When:  January 20, 2015 - Tuesday
12:30 p.m.
Where:  SPUR, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco
What:  TODCO Group has drafted a Central SoMa Community Plan as an alternative to the Planning Department's proposal for the area.  Come learn how TODCO hopes to transform and renew the community spirit of SoMa's past into a shared vision for the future:
Speakers:  John Elberling - TODCO
                  Alice Light - TODCO
$10. non-members

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors and Parking Authority Commission
When:  January 20, 2015 - Tuesday
1:00 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Authority:  Tom Nolan, Cheryl Brinkman, Gwyneth Borden, Malcolm Heinicke, Joel Ramos, Cristina  Rubke

San Francisco Young Democrats - State of the Union 
When:  January 20, 2015 - Tuesday
5:30 p.m.
Where:  The Brick Yard, 1787 Union Street, San Francisco
What:  Join the San Francisco Young Democrats for President Obama's annual State of the Union address.  Drinks, food and political shenanigans will be in order.

Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club - Black Lives Matter
When:  January 20, 2015 - Tuesday
7:30 p.m.
Where:  Women's Building, 3543 18th Street, San Francisco
What:  Join Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club for a panel discussion with some of the Black Lives Matter movement's leaders, including co-founder, Alicia Garza; Neva Walker - one of the #BlackFriday14; Thea Matthews - an organizer for the SF #MillionsMarch, and Trans Activist and BLM organizer, Jannetta Jones.  Moderator:  Mahnani Clay.  Panel will discuss the movement's origins, goals, demands, actions and next steps with a focus on what the queer community can do to join the historic movement.  

 Upper Noe Neighbors meeting is Wednesday, January 21, 2015 not Tuesday, January 20, 2015 (I posted twice by mistake - sorry for the confusion)

January 21, 2015 - Wednesday

Budget and Finance Committee
When:  January 21, 2015 - Wednesday
10:00 a.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
Supervisors:  Mark Farrell, Eric Mar, John Avalos

Tenderloin Futures Collaborative Community Meeting
When: January 21, 2015 - Wednesday
11:00 a.m. to Noon
Where:  201 Eddy Street, Community Room, San Francisco
What:  Tenderloin Futures Collaborative Community meeting:  Presentations on issues of interest to neighborhood residents, nonprofits, and businesses.
Homeless Advocacy Project relocation and services
Tenderloin Community Tree Planting by Friends of the Urban Forest
San Francisco Police Redistricting of district boundaries
Community updates
Information: 415-820-1412
Source:  Facebook events

San Francisco Historic Preservation Commission
When:  January 21, 2015 - Wednesday
Commissioners:  Karl Hasz, Andrew Wolfram, Aaron Hyland, Ellen Johnck, Richard S. E. Johns, Diane Matsuda, Jonathan Pearlman

Balboa Reservoir  Site Study
When:  January 21, 2015 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m.
Where:  Lick-Wilmerding High School, Cafeteria, 755 Ocean Avenue, San Francisco
What:  You are invited to help guide the development of the western portion of the Balboa Reservoir.  Join the San Francisco  Planning Department, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission and the Office of Economic and Workforce Development for a community meeting about the Balboa Reservoir.  The City invites community members to learn about development possibilities and help identify public amenities for this large undeveloped site.

Elections Commission
When:  January 21, 2015 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 408, San Francisco
Commissioners:  Richard Matthews, Chris Jerdonek, Charles Jung, Jill Rowe, Rosabella Safont, Winnie Yu

*(change of venue/time)D5 Action
When:  January 21, 2015 - Wednesday
(change of time) 6:30 p.m.  - was 7:00 p.m.
(change of venue) Where: 1330 Fillmore Street, between Ellis and Eddy (former Yoshi's Screening Room)   Prior location was  Oasis Cafe, 901 Divisadero, San Francisco
What:  Joint meeting with Fillmore Neighbors leaders. Steps for Organizing and Outreach.

Upper Noe Neighbors
When:  January 21, 2015 - Wednesday
7:30 p.m.
Where:  Upper Noe Recreation Center, Day and Sanchez Street, San Francisco
What: Upper Noe Neighbors first meeting of 2015:
Supervisor Scott Wiener will talk about  his  legislation  that would  loosen restrictions on in-law units in existing residential buildings.  

January 22, 2015 - Thursday

Government Audit and Oversight Committee
When:  January 22, 2015 -  Thursday
11:00 a.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 263, San Francisco
Supervisors:  London Breed, Katy Tang

Planning Commission
When:  January 22, 2015 - Thursday
Where:  City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Commissioners:  Rodney Fong, Cindy Wu, Michael Antonini, Rich Hillis, Christine Johnson, Kathrin Moore, Dennis Richards

Shamann Walton's Community Victory Party
When:  January   22, 2015 - Thursday
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where:  Don Ramon's Mexican Restaurant, 225 11th Street, San Francisco
What: Victory Party For Shamann Walton - San Francisco School Board!  
Source:  Facebook Event

*(cancelled) An Evening with Tom Ammiano
(cancelled) When:  January 22, 2015 - Thursday
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
(cancelled) Where:  518 Valencia Street, The Eric Quezada Center for Culture and Politics, San Francisco
What:  Tom is back from Sacramento and he's going to tell us what he thinks!  Tom Ammiano will offer reflections on his recent tour of duty in Sacramento. 
Co-sponsored by the San Francisco for Democracy and Unitarian Universalists for Peace and Justice 
Free - Donations gladly accepted.

State of the City Forum: 2015:  Displacement and Homelessness
When:  January 22, 2015 - Thursday
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where:  Modern Times Bookstore Collective, 2919 24th Street, San Francisco
What:  Displacement and Homelessness.  How can we better protect our children, seniors, disabled and veteran population during the unprecedented period of hyper-gentrification?
Jennifer Friedenbach  - Coalition of Homelessness
Elizabeth Ancker - Compass Connecting Point
Marion Mendieta - Dolores Street Community Services.
Moderated by Denise Sullivan
Source:  Facebook events. 

Real Food Community Meeting
When:  January 22, 2015 - Thursday
7:00 p.m.
Where:  St. Philip the Apostle Church, 725 Diamond Street, San Francisco
What:  Real Food Community Meeting as Nutraceuticals presents its plan to remove the Real Food building and building a retail space with housing about it.
Source:  Supervisor Scott Wiener's newsletter

January 24, 2015 - Saturday

Sewer Projects in the Southeast
When:  January 24, 2015 - Saturday
10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where:  Southeast Community Facility, 1800 Oakdale Avenue, San Francisco
What:  SFPUC - Open House to  learn more about SFPUC projects in the Southeast and the Sewer System Improvement Program's plans to upgrade the aging infrastructure and ensure the reliability and performance of our sewer system: 
Siting of the new biosolids facility
Green infrastructure projects
Planning for construction
Environmental review
Information: Maureen Barry -

 January 26, 2015 - Monday

Ethics Commission
When:  January 26, 2015 - Monday
5:30 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
What:  Ethics Commission - Discussion and possible action on proposed amendments to the Campaign Finance Reform Ordinance.
Commissioners:  Brett Andrews, Beverly Hayon, Benedict Y. Hur, Peter Keane, Paul Renne

Alliance for a Better District 6 16th Annual Gathering
When:  January 26, 2015 - Monday
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where:  201 Turk Street Family Apartments Community Room, 201 Turk Street,  San Francisco
What:  Alliance for a Better District 6 16th Annual Gathering
Host:  Alliance for a Better District 6 Board of Directors:
Michael Nulty, President
Dennis Isner, Administrative Officer, 
Susan Bryan, Treasurer
Marvis Phillips, Safety/Planning Chair
Michael Nulty, Executive Director/Housing and Business Chair
Jewel Banks, Board Member
Denise Dorey, Board Member
Information: 415-820-1560

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